Thursday, August 18, 2011

Piping Designs

I had a bunch of leftover frosting from the wine cake so I used it to practice some new designs:


[Paisley, a flower and some random circles]


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Then and Now

The first post of this blog is of the first wedding cake I ever made for my grandparents' 50th anniversary in 2007. The cake had the topper from their original wedding cake on it, thus I thought it'd be cool to share a picture of their original cake. Here's one of the best couples around on their wedding day, 50 years ago:

This, again, was my humble version :-)

More Dessert Bar Ideas:

Alternatives (or in addition!) to having just a traditional wedding cake.
Pistachio Macaroons with dark chocolate ganache:

Rice Krispy Bars (dipped in dark chocolate, sprinkles, coconut and chopped nuts):

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

75th Wine Barrel Birthday Cake

My Grandma turned 75 this week and I made her a wine-inspired cake for the party we had for her this weekend. The bottom layer is meant to look like a wine barrel, and is all handmade from gum paste. The top layer is covered and decorated with Italian butter cream.

Blue Bow Dummy Cake

No, the inside is not edible, but yes, the outside is all handmade! I'm especially proud of how well the bows turned out. Bows made with gum paste, bands and cake are covered with fondant.